ICANN has announced that 3 countries have been approved to use Internationalized Domain Names in full non-latin text format, allowing for local residents to more easily access sites native to their homeland.
I think that's great.
Very useful indeed. Now they dont necessarily have to learn a latin language to visit any arabic site of their choice
I think it's a good idea, but it's going to wreak havoc on domain security.
I dont know from what end you're looking at security but I think that hackers can use it to trick people into getting easier links, since westerners who cant speak arabic would not be able to tell the difference between a legit and phony link. it seems icann will be approving the links on an individual basis but im sure once the policies open up a bit, you wont need to be manually approved... and those non arabic link conversions already look so bogus...hopefully the Firefox and Chrome will pick up the pace to interpret them properly in a next update
That's what I was getting at, yes. It's a trickle now but, in time, the flood gates for domains in many languages will be as open as it is now with English-language ones. Helping users dodge shady URLs in English is bad enough, but now they'll be completely helpless.
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